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20th Century Women

Opening Date: Thursday, 1 Jun 2017

Acclaimed filmmaker Mike Mills (Beginners) directs a richly funny and heartfelt celebration of the complexities of women, family and time with the story of a determined single mother raising her adolescent son in 1970s Santa Barbara. Dorothea Fields (Annette Bening) is being challenged by parenting her son Jamie at a time ... more

Hounds of Love

Opening Date: Thursday, 1 Jun 2017

Meet the Filmmaker: Join the star of HOUNDS OF LOVE, Stephen Curry, for a Q&A with the Herald Sun's James Wigney following an advance screening of this bold new Australian film on Tuesday 23 May at 6.45pm. Tickets available below! An audacious debut from Australian director Ben Young that completely reinvents ... more

NT Live: Twelfth Night

Opening Date: Saturday, 3 Jun 2017

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity. A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a ... more

Room, The

Opening Date: Saturday, 3 Jun 2017

MELBOURNE'S HOME OF 'THE ROOM' SINCE FEBRUARY 2010! Written, directed and starring Tommy Wiseau, THE ROOM is like no other film you’ve seen. Johnny (Tommy Wiseau) seems to have it all - a beautiful fiancée, Lisa, great friends and a job with a promotion in the works. But Lisa, (Juliette ... more

CineTrivia

Opening Date: Tuesday, 6 Jun 2017

No politics, sport or geography - just cinema! Film buffs unite, Cinema Nova brings you a monthly movie trivia event. Join us in the Nova Bar for a fabulous evening of laughs, drinks, food, games, surprises and of course trivia. We’ll test your knowledge on all things cinema, from the ... more

Churchill

Opening Date: Thursday, 8 Jun 2017

Brian Cox takes on the role of the most famous of British statesmen. CHURCHILL follows Britain’s iconic Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the days before the D-Day landings in June 1944. As allied forces stand on the south coast of Britain, poised to invade Nazi-occupied Europe, they await Churchill’s ... more

Graduation

Opening Date: Thursday, 8 Jun 2017

NOVA EXCLUSIVE! Palme d’Or-winning filmmaker Cristian Mungiu is back with the highly anticipated film that earned the Romanian master the Best Director award at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Romeo Aldea is a frustrated and unfulfilled middle-aged doctor living in a small mountain town plagued by corruption. He wants a better life ... more

My Cousin Rachel

Opening Date: Thursday, 8 Jun 2017

Based on the classic story by Daphne Du Maurier, who gave cinema the likes of The Birds and Rebecca, MY COUSIN RACHEL is a gothic mystery of romantic love and potential murder. Young Philip Ambrose (Sam Claflin) is perturbed when he receives a letter from his cousin that claims he is ... more

RSC: Julius Caesar

Opening Date: Saturday, 10 Jun 2017

Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power. The Rome season in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre opens with the politics of spin and betrayal turning to violence. Season Director Angus Jackson steers the thrilling action as the race to claim the empire spirals out ... more

Family Law Series 2 Premiere, The

Opening Date: Tuesday, 13 Jun 2017

Join author/screenwriter BENJAMIN LAW and guests when they appear live at Cinema Nova to discuss THE FAMILY LAW, following the big-screen premiere of the first two episodes of the anticipated new season. Returning to SBS on June 15, the new series of Australian comic drama THE FAMILY LAW finds that Jenny ... more

Mystery Movie 4

Opening Date: Wednesday, 14 Jun 2017

Take a punt on Nova and join us for an advance screening of a film we really think you’re going to enjoy – but you won’t know what the film is until you’re in the cinema and the opening credits roll! With previous Mystery Movie screenings that featured Arrival, Edge of ... more

Hotel Coolgardie

Opening Date: Thursday, 15 Jun 2017

Meet The Filmmaker Event - Tuesday June 6 - 6.45pm. Tickets on sale below. NOVA EXCLUSIVE! Australian Director Pete Gleeson and Producer Melissa Hayward come to Nova to talk about their acclaimed new documentary and worldwide festival hit - a sometimes amusing, sometimes appalling, surprisingly moving portrait of small town ... more

Kedi

Opening Date: Thursday, 15 Jun 2017

Cinema Nova and The Lort Smith Animal Hospital are excited to present an advance screening of the film with a special introduction ahead of the film on Sunday June 4, 11.15am. Tickets on sale meow! Hundreds of thousands of cats have freely roamed the metropolis of Istanbul for thousands of ... more

Risk

Opening Date: Thursday, 15 Jun 2017

Citizenfour director Laura Poitras, Academy Award winner for Best Feature Documentary in 2014, returns with a gripping, up-to-the-minute expose on Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. Charting six years of WikiLeaks rebellions, RISK follows Assange’s journey from his roomy Norfolk residence during Cablegate in 2010 to his present day sunless existence in ... more

Whitney: Can I Be Me

Opening Date: Thursday, 15 Jun 2017

Hers was the golden voice with unmatchable range; Whitney Houston was one of the most successful recording artists of all time. Documentarian Nick Broomfield and music video director Rudi Dolezal offer a never before seen backstage look at the height of Houston’s stardom, and the forces that lead to her ... more

Whitney: I Can Be Me

Opening Date: Thursday, 15 Jun 2017

Tells the story of Whitney Houston's extraordinary life and tragic death. ... more

Met Opera: Idomeneo

Opening Date: Saturday, 17 Jun 2017

Conductor: James Levine Production: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle Set and Costume Designer: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle Lighting Designer: Gil Wechsler Cast: Elza van den Heever (Elettra), Nadine Sierra (Ilia), Alice Coote (Idamante), Matthew Polenzani (Idomeneo), Alan Opie (Arbace) James Levine conducts a rare Met revival of Mozart’s Idomeneo, set in the aftermath of the Trojan War. Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s ... more

RFF: Staging Post, The

Opening Date: Sunday, 18 Jun 2017

THE STAGING POST follows Muzafar and Khadim, two Afghan Hazara refugees who were stuck in Indonesia after Australia 'stopped the boats'. Facing many years in limbo, they built a community, started a school, changed UN refugee policy and inspired a refugee education revolution. A real-life, real-time, multi-platform and feature documentary, ... more

RFF: Land Between, The

Opening Date: Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017

THE LAND BETWEEN offers an intimate insight into the hidden and desperate lives of Sub-Saharan African migrants living in the mountains of northern Morocco. For most, their dream is to enter Europe by jumping a highly-militarized barrier into Melilla, a Spanish enclave on the African continent. ... more

RFF: In Procedure

Opening Date: Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017

This documentary is about Syrian father Hassan, who fled to the Netherlands, to save his family. Through audio messages he keeps in touch with his wife Fadia and his children, who are still in Syria. Among them is his daughter Yomna, who is seriously ill. While Hassan is waiting for ... more

Quiet Passion, A

Opening Date: Thursday, 22 Jun 2017

Join us for a very special matinee advance-screening of A QUIET PASSION on Friday June 16 at 10.30am with freshly-baked cookies, tea and coffee, plus a poetic discussion with Australian Poetry's Jacinta Le Plastrier live in-cinema. Cynthia Nixon gives a career-best performance as the legendary poet Emily Dickinson in the luminous ... more

RFF: Life Is Waiting

Opening Date: Thursday, 22 Jun 2017

Most people think that colonialism in Africa has ended. But in the territory of Western Sahara, the end of European rule only gave way to a new occupation, this time by Morocco. Four decades later, the world continues to look the other way as the Sahrawi people face arrests, torture, ... more

Una

Opening Date: Thursday, 22 Jun 2017

The secrets of the past threaten to unravel two lives in UNA, adapted from David Harrower’s play Blackbird. Rooney Mara stars as Una, a young woman desperately attempting to reclaim and redeem her past. Fifteen years earlier, Una ran away with an older man, Ray (Ben Mendelsohn), a crime for which ... more

RFF: Constance on the Edge

Opening Date: Friday, 23 Jun 2017

Filmed over 10 years, CONSTANCE ON THE EDGE is an unflinchingly honest portrayal of one refugee family’s resettlement story in Australia. ... more

NT Live: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Opening Date: Saturday, 24 Jun 2017

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, captured live from The Old Vic theatre in London. David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary ... more

First Girl I Loved

Opening Date: Thursday, 29 Jun 2017

High-school misfit Anne falls in love with Sasha, the beautiful star of the softball team. When Anne tells her best friend Clifton about her new crush, his jealousy threatens more than just the girls' budding romance. ... more

Lady Macbeth

Opening Date: Thursday, 29 Jun 2017

PRIVILEGE MEMBER ADVANCE SCREENING. Thursday June 15 – 6.30pm. Tickets on sale below. The feature film debut from acclaimed theatre director William Oldroyd, LADY MACBETH is a Gothic tale of a young woman trapped in a marriage of convenience in 19th century England, whose passionate affair unleashes a maelstrom of murder and ... more

Secret Scripture, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 29 Jun 2017

Based on Sebastian Barry's acclaimed novel, the latest film from director Jim Sheridan draws us into a woman's mysterious story, long hidden by time and trauma. Starring Rooney Mara, Vanessa Redgrave, Jack Reynor, and Eric Bana, THE SECRET SCRIPTURE is a powerful story of love, loss, and belated redemption. Roseanne McNulty ... more

Slack Bay

Opening Date: Thursday, 29 Jun 2017

Juliette Binoche, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Fabrice Luchini mix it up for laughs in the latest Cannes entry from Bruno Dumont, a filmmaker continuing to trade his former heavyweight formalism for the absurdity and slapstick he revelled in with the great Li’l Quinquin. Breezily mining the class divide for bizarro comedy, ... more

RSC: Antony & Cleopatra

Opening Date: Saturday, 1 Jul 2017

Following Caesar’s assassination and his own rise to power, Mark Anthony chooses a life of decadent seduction with Cleopatra, Queen of Eqypt, where his military brilliance deserts him and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end. Iqbal Khan returns to the RSC to direct, following his critically acclaimed productions ... more

Chicken People

Opening Date: Thursday, 6 Jul 2017

Chicken may just be food to some people, but raising the perfect show chicken is an all-consuming passion for others. CHICKEN PEOPLE follows the trials and tribulations, hopes and fears of those who breed poultry for competition on the high stakes chicken show circuit. In a world where a bent feather ... more

Stage Russia: Cherry Orchard, The

Opening Date: Saturday, 8 Jul 2017

First produced in 1904 at The Moscow Art Theatre under the direction of Konstantin Stanislavsky, this production of Anton Chekhov's classic tale of cultural futility, starring Russian stage and screen legend Renata Litvinova, is more relevant today than it was over a hundred years ago. Adolf Shapiro's interpretation asks the ... more

Ghost Story, A

Opening Date: Thursday, 13 Jul 2017

In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to try and reconnect with his bereft wife. Reuniting with his Ain't Them Bodies Saints stars Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck, director David Lowery's poetic meditation on love ... more

Met Opera: Eugene Onegin

Opening Date: Saturday, 15 Jul 2017

Conductor: Robin Ticciati Production: Deborah Warner Set Designer: Tom Pye Costume Designer: Chloe Obolensky Lighting Designer: Jean Kalman Video Designers: Finn Ross and Ian William Galloway Choreographer: Kim Brandstrup Cast: Anna Netrebko (Tatiana), Elena Maximova (Olga), Alexey Dolgov (Lenski), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Onegin), Štefan Kocán (Gremin) Anna Netrebko reprises one of her most acclaimed roles as ... more

Paris Can Wait

Opening Date: Thursday, 20 Jul 2017

Eleanor Coppola directs Diane Lane, Alec Baldwin and Arnaud Viard in a charming road movie through the beauty of the French countryside as a mature aged woman reckons with the changes in her life. Anne (Lane) has reached a turning point. Her daughter has left home to attend university, and her ... more

Space Between, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 20 Jul 2017

Marco (Flavio Parenti) is a 35 year-old ex-chef who has given up his career and any sense of hope to return to Udine in Northern Italy to nurse his ailing father. Even when offered a job at an illustrious Melbourne restaurant, he declines using his father as the excuse. When ... more

Space Between, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 20 Jul 2017

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Michelangelo: Love and Death

Opening Date: Saturday, 22 Jul 2017

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” – Michelangelo To coincide with a glorious new exhibition at the National Gallery of London, this film offers a full and fresh biography of Michelangelo who, with Leonardo, is considered one of the greatest artists of the ... more

Battleship Potemkin & Man with a Movie Camera

Opening Date: Sunday, 23 Jul 2017

Call of the Avant-Garde Immerse yourself in constructivist cinema in this revolutionary double bill of MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA and BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN with introductions by Heide Museum of Modern Art curators Sue Cramer and Lesley Harding. Includes intermission. Tickets include admission to Call of the Avant-Garde: Constructivism and Australian Art, a ... more

Blue

Opening Date: Thursday, 27 Jul 2017

From space, our planet appears as a tiny blue dot in the vastness of space, our oceans dominating from afar. But the seas are under threat. The ecological destruction that has occurred in the oceans over the last century is unprecedented and warns of an impending mass extinction. Tackling themes ... more

Monster Calls, A

Opening Date: Thursday, 27 Jul 2017

A visually spectacular drama from director J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage), A MONSTER CALLS adapts Patrick Ness’ beloved award-winning novel about a young boy learning to deal with the hardest truth in life. Twelve year old Conor (Lewis MacDougall) doesn’t want to accept the fact that his mother (Felicity Jones) is battling ... more

NT Live: Obsession

Opening Date: Saturday, 29 Jul 2017

Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr. Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film. Gino is a drifter, ... more

Big Sick, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 3 Aug 2017

 Pakistan-born comedian Kumail and grad student Emily fall in love, but they struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail must navigate the crisis with her parents and the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart. ... more

Trip To Spain, The

Opening Date: Thursday, 3 Aug 2017

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon re-team with director Michael Winterbottom for another roadtrip filled with fine food and wine, incredible scenery and wall-to-wall celebrity impersonations. With the cacophony of a young family to contend with at home, comedian Rob Brydon is delighted to accept an offer to take another roadtrip with ... more

Met Opera: Rosenkavalier, Der

Opening Date: Saturday, 5 Aug 2017

Conductor: James Levine Production: Robert Carsen Set Designer: Paul Steinberg Costume Designer: Brigitte Reiffenstuel Lighting Designers: Robert Carsen, Peter Van Praet Cast: Renée Fleming (Marschallin), Elīna Garanča (Octavian), Erin Morley (Sophie), Matthew Polenzani (A Singer), Marcus Brück (Faninal), Günther Groissböck (Baron Ochs) The Met’s first new production since 1969 of Strauss’s ... more

Wind River

Opening Date: Thursday, 10 Aug 2017

Acclaimed screenwriter Taylor Sheridan makes his directorial debut with the final film in his trilogy of screenplays on the American frontier, including Sicario and Hell or High Water. Jeremy Renner is Cory Lambert, a local game tracker who stumbles upon the body of a murdered teenage girl, frozen in the ... more

Stage Russia: Anna Karenina

Opening Date: Saturday, 12 Aug 2017

Directed and choreographed by Angelica Cholina, this Vakhtangov Theatre production of ANNA KARENINA is a modern dance interpretation of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel, originally published in serial installments from 1875 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. Telling the life story of the titular Anna, a St. Petersburg aristocrat, ... more

NT Live: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Opening Date: Saturday, 19 Aug 2017

Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Vera Drake, the Harry Potter films); Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, The Producers); Luke Treadaway (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Fortitude, The Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre) in James Macdonald’s new production of ... more

Lost City of Z

Opening Date: Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s. ... more

Ali's Wedding

Opening Date: Thursday, 31 Aug 2017

After a "white lie" which spirals out of control, a neurotic, naive and musically gifted Muslim cleric's eldest son must follow through with an arranged marriage, except he is madly in love with an Australian born-Lebanese girl. ... more

Maudie

Opening Date: Thursday, 31 Aug 2017

An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community. ... more

Namatjira

Opening Date: Thursday, 7 Sep 2017

A documentary exploring artist Albert Namatjira family's plight in obtaining copyright over their grandfather's paintings. ... more

NT Live: Angels in America, Pt. 1: Millenium Appro

Opening Date: Saturday, 9 Sep 2017

Angels In America Part One: Millenium Approaches. America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough ... more

David Gilmour Live At Pompeii

Opening Date: Wednesday, 13 Sep 2017

45 years after Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour filmed ‘Live At Pompeii’ in the legendary Roman Amphitheatre there, he returned for two spectacular shows, part of his year-long tour in support of his No.1 album ‘Rattle That Lock’. The performances were the first-ever rock concerts for an audience in the stone ... more

NT Live: Angels in America, Pt. 2: Perestroika

Opening Date: Saturday, 16 Sep 2017

Angels In America Part Two: Perestroika America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, ... more

RSC: Titus Andronicus

Opening Date: Saturday, 23 Sep 2017

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Titus is a ruler exhausted by war and loss, who relinquishes power but leaves Rome in disorder. Rape, cannibalism and severed body parts fill the moral void at the heart of this corrupt society. Shakespeare’s gory revenge tragedy presents us ... more

John le Carre - An Evening with George Smiley

Opening Date: Saturday, 30 Sep 2017

Captured live from London's Royal Festival Hall, join us for a celebration of one of the world’s greatest writers as he shares the secrets behind the creation of his most beloved character. From his extraordinary Cold War novels – such as The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and ... more

Wings (1927)

Opening Date: Thursday, 19 Oct 2017

ICONIC: Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I. ... more